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Source: Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd.)

How China has stepped up under-sea information-gathering in Bay of Bengal

Satellite images show that Chinese ships have been frequently getting near Indian waters in the Bay of Bengal. ThePrint takes a look at these ships.
Vice Admiral Karambir Singh--image

Need to watch China’s global ambitions & respond within existing budget, says Navy chief

Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh’s remarks come a day after China releases defence white paper, mentioning increased global focus of its military.

Satellite imagery reveals Chinese navy’s war games for a possible attack on Taiwan

China considers Taiwan a part of itself. It renews the threat of an attack every now and then by carrying out large naval and/or air force simulations.
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Indian naval ships arrive where Pakistan’s are absent at China fleet review in Qingdao

Ten countries, including India, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam, will deploy 20 vessels to join a naval parade.
A Chinese Navy ship

India denies Chinese Navy is near Maldives, refutes reports that 11 warships deployed

Chinese portal claims ships sailed into the eastern Indian Ocean this month, India says nearest Chinese Navy force is on routine duty in the Gulf of Aden.
China's Plan Oceanographic Survey Ships Shiyan 1,2,3

Chinese Navy seems to be preparing to counter Indian submarines with Pakistani help

Satellite images accessed by ThePrint suggest Chinese Navy conducted joint exercises with its Pakistani counterpart; has increased activities around India.
Sumarine base Yulin

Up-close with Yulin, China’s most vital nuclear sub base that’s a big threat to India

An analysis of Google Earth images of 1 September 2017 shows that Yulin remains as important today as it was in 2001, when construction work began.
China's first aircraft carrier Liaoning aircraft carrier arrives on July 7, 2017 in Hong Kong.

China’s first carrier battle group ready to set sail

Satellite images show a carrier and a general supply vessel, along with large amounts of loads, being parked at Xiaokouzi, 45 km southwest of Qingdao.
A Chinese Navy vessel. The Chinese Navy is building warships to add to its fleet much faster than imagined.

High-speed production: Chinese navy built 83 ships in just eight years

Chinese experts produce designs which surpass the most modern ships of the US navy in size, volume, armament and quantity

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.